Alasia Nuti

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Alasia Nuti

Research topic

Temporary Labour Migration and Structural Injustice

Project outline

Temporary labour migration (hereafter TLM) represents a major trend in contemporary globalized mass-migratory movements, which posits significant normative challenges. The majority of political theorists examining this migratory trend have focused on a particular (and infamous) instance of TLM, namely »guest worker programs«, by asking whether the exploitation suffered by those migrants that join these programs and the restrictions on their (political, social and economic) rights are justifiable from a liberal and democratic perspective. In my postdoctoral research, I aim to show that this way of approaching the (in)justice of the TLM phenomenon is misguided. Instead, to understand the injustice of TLM, I propose to endorse and elaborate on Iris M. Young’s conception of »structural injustice«, which has proved to be particularly suited to capturing the complex dynamics of injustice in our contemporary world. I hope to show how Young’s paradigm of injustice casts new light, especially on the condition of injustice in which temporary labour migrants within the EU who emigrate from new EU member states are positioned.

Scholarly Profile

Since September 2015, Alasia Nuti is a Lecturer in Political Theory at the University of York. For the 2015/2016 academic year she is on research leave as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Justitia Amplificata. Alasia Nuti submitted her Ph.D. in Political Philosophy at the University of Cambridge in September 2015. Her thesis is titled »Historical Structural Injustice. On the Normative Significance of the Unjust Past«.

Main Areas of Research

Political Theory, Feminist Theory, Critical Theory, Postcolonial Theory, Gender Studies, History of Political Thought, Philosophy and Public Policy. 

Selected publications

  1. (with Sara Amighetti), »A Nation's Right to Exclude and the Colonies«, in: Political Theory (forthcomig).
  2. (with Sara Amighetti), »David Miller's Theory of Redress and the Complexity of Colonial Injustice«, in: Ethics & Global Politics (forthcoming).
  3. (with Sara Amighetti), »Towards a Shared Redress: Achieving Historical Justice through Democratic Deliberation«, in: The Journal of Political Philosophy (forthcoming).
  4. »How Should Marriage be Theorised?«, in: Feminist Theory (forthcoming).
  5. »Il grosso animale totalitario. La critica del politico di Simone Weil« (»The Totalitarian Great Beast: Simone Weil’s Criticism of the Political«), in: Filosofia Politica, no. 1 (2011), pp. 121-138.
  6. »Il tremore di Ettore. Guerra e potere in Simone Weil« (»Ettor’s Tremor: War and Power in Simone Weil’s Thought«), in: Estetica, no.1 (2009), pp. 69-88.
  7. »Simone Weil. Il problema del male« (»Simone Weil and the Problem of Evil«), in: Humanitas, no.1 (2009), pp. 77-102.